Cristiano Ronaldo already has an invitation to climb into the ring even though he has never boxed in his life.
A British sporting legend has claimed he is desperate to “slap” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ricky Hatton has named Ronaldo as his opponent to step into the ring in a duel that would surprise many.
The former world champion, who is an ardent Manchester City fan, has set his sights on the veteran striker.
“He used to play for Manchester United,” Hatton told Mighty Tips. “The United fans love him and he’s beautiful, so why wouldn’t you want to slap him?”
Hatton is a former world lightweight champion. After his last professional fight in 2012, the Englishman had a record of 45 wins and three losses with 32 of those victories coming by knockout.
Ricky Hatton has revealed he is desperate to ‘slap him’
However, he returned to the ring last November for an exhibition match against Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has started to do more boxing promotion as he appeared in a promotional video for the upcoming fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou.
Ronaldo put his acting skills to the test in a cameo ahead of the October 28 match in Saudi Arabia.